MD Elective Catalog

MD Registration & Student Records MD Elective Catalog
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MD Registration & Student Records MD Elective Catalog

NYU School of Medicine offers elective courses in 24 different clinical areas. You complete courses in designated two- or four-week elective blocks in stage three and stage four of the MD curriculum. Learn more about when electives take place and the elective lottery process.

Students matriculated at our school can access the elective registration system (Kerberos ID and password required for login) to participate in elective lotteries and manage their schedules. Enrolling in electives is slightly different for visiting students.

We also provide information about the process of completing and receiving credit for “away” electives at other U.S. medical schools or teaching hospitals for NYU School of Medicine students.

Other Options for Earning Elective Credits

You can earn elective credits in custom areas by completing an individual preceptorship or research elective. To do this, you need guidance from a faculty mentor and approval from the senior associate dean for medical education.

To explore these options, complete and submit the preceptorship application or the research elective application and submit to the Registrar’s Office as indicated on the application forms.

Elective Course Topics

Browse elective course information, expectations, and prerequisites by topic

Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Gross Anatomy
Interdepartmental Electives
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery
Urology

Elective Course Dates

During the elective lottery, you rank the available elective date blocks based on personal preference. After the lottery closes, you have up until 60 days before the elective start date to drop, add, or modify your elective assignments.

Four-Week Elective Blocks, 2016–17

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
May 1, 2017 May 28, 2017 March 2, 2017
May 29, 2017 June 25, 2017 March 30, 2017
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.


Four-Week Elective Blocks 2017–18

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 3, 2017 July 30, 2017 May 4, 2017
July 31, 2017 August 27, 201 7 June 1, 2017
August 28, 2017 September 24, 2017 June 29, 2017
October 2, 2017 October 29, 2017 August 3, 2017
October 30, 2017 November 26, 2017 August 31, 2017
November 27, 2017 December 24, 2017 September 28, 2017
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 November 3, 2017
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 November 30, 2017
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 December 28, 2017
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 February 1, 2018
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 March 1, 2018
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 March 29, 2018
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.

 

Two-Week Elective Blocks, 2016–17

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
May 15, 2017 May 28, 2017 March 16, 2017
May 29, 2017 June 11, 2017 March 30, 2017
June 12, 2017 June 25, 2017 April 28, 2017
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.


Two-Week Elective Blocks 2017–18

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 3, 2017 July 16, 2017 May 4, 2017
July 17, 2017 July 30, 2017 May 18, 2017
July 31, 2017 August 13, 2017 June 1, 2017
August 14, 2017 August 27, 2017 June 15, 2017
August 28, 2017 September 10, 2017 June 29, 2017
September 11, 2017 September 24, 2017 July 13, 2017
October 2, 2017 October 15, 2017 August 3, 2017
October 16, 2017 October 29, 2017 August 17, 2017
Octoer 30, 2017 November 12, 2017 August 31, 2017
November 13, 2017 November 26, 2017 September 14, 2017
November 27, 2017 December 10, 2017 September 28, 2017
December 11, 2017 December 24, 2017 October 12, 2017
January 2, 2018 January 14, 2018 November 3, 2017
January 15, 2018 January 28, 2018 November 16, 2017
January 29, 2018 February 11, 2018 November 30, 2017
February 12, 2018 February 25, 2018 December 14, 2017
February 26, 2018 March 11, 2018 December 28, 2017
March 12, 2018 March 25, 2018 January 11, 2018
April 2, 2018 April 15, 2018 February 1, 2018
April 16, 2018 April 29, 2018 February 15, 2018
April 30, 2018 May 13, 2018 March 1, 2018
May 14, 2018 May 27, 2018 March 15, 2018
May 28, 2018 June 10, 2018 March 29, 2018
June 11, 2018 June 24, 2018 April 12, 2018
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.